Meet Nigel | Wusa9's new service dog

Meet Nigel -- Wusa9's new service

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - WUSA9 is about to get a little cuter!

We finally know the identity of Nigel, our new service dog-in-training.

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Nigel was born with his six littermates in March and they are now headed to be raised and trained to become service dogs.

Reporter Andrea McCarren met Nigel Wednesday at Canine Companions for Independence's Long Island, New York office. 

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McCarren was emotional to learn that Nigel was the pup with a hot pink collar -- her best friend's favorite color. Her friend recently passed away and Andrea said it was a sign she was paired with this puppy.

Watch the emotional reveal here:

If you cannot see the Facebook Live, click here.

More photos of the puppies:

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